I am a third generation native of West Asheville, where I grew up listening to my dad’s captivating stories about his own childhood in this vibrant neighborhood. He would reminisce about the old Isis theater where he would watch cowboy movies for just a quarter, and the charming soda and comic book shops  that were once scattered throughout West Asheville. May’s market was the center of West Asheville .. A popular friendly store that my grandmother and I would often walk to . I would always head to the back of the store to check out the books.

Even at a young age, I had big dreams. When I was just 11 years old, I imagined having a display window on Haywood Road, showcasing artifacts from the old businesses of West Asheville. This passion for preserving the history of my community led me on a remarkable journey.

In June of 2023, I was honored to receive full credit for the discovery of Wilson Chapel and the long-lost 1800’s cemetery in West Asheville. This incredible achievement was the result of a research project that my late father and I dedicated ourselves to for decades. Piece by piece, we diligently put together the puzzle, unveiling the rich history buried beneath the surface.

Aside from my deep connection to West Asheville, I also have a love for travel. Exploring places like London and Egypt has allowed me to immerse myself in different cultures and expand my horizons. 

In the past, I even had the pleasure of owning an antique store near Biltmore Village, where I could share my passion for history and unique treasures with others.